Benoit family page
Originally from the Latin benedictus this surname developed from a personal name popularised by two saints in France.
Harry and Jessie Benoit
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The first Benoit birth registrations in Jersey were in the 1850-60s in St Lawrence. Benoist appeared in St Helier in 1859.
Births and baptisms
Great War service
Sons of Marie Catherine Benoit
- Yves Benoit (1897-1918) (Trance) served as Thomas Bensel MM, Private, Dorsetshire Regiment, died of wounds
- Albert Francois Benoit, Interpreter, French Navy
- Francis John Benoit (St Mt), Private RASC
Notable family members
- Jean Benoist, the first person to land an aircraft in Jersey in 1912, was not a Jerseyman, but he was probably related to the family established in Jersey at the time
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